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Grant Achatz Writes Conflicted Tweet About Parents With Crying Infant At Alinea

By Jon Graef in Food on Jan 12, 2014 5:30PM

Chef Grant Achatz sent out a message on micro social networking site Twitter regarding his conflicted feelings about parents who brought an infant to Alinea.

The infant apparently started crying (maybe the child wanted deconstructed breast milk?) which annoyed the rest of the diners, which in turn prompted Achatz to write the following: "Tell ppl no kids? Subject diners 2crying? Ppl take infants 2 plays? Concerts? Hate saying no,but.." (Granted, there's a character limit, but, with that kind of writing, it's easy to imagine Achatz is really Prince.)

The Internet, or at least the Internet as defined by Chicago's foodie scene, exploded. Some replies were more sardonic than others (we like Peter Sagal's suggestion to charge the infant for the full menu, for instance), but most were along the lines of this: "Someone brought an infant to Alinea? What in the actual fuck?"

312 Dining Diva has some more responses, if you care to peruse them.